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Archives for January 21, 2017

Reeves-Reed Arboretum can help you plan spring vegetable garden

This month start planning your spring vegetable garden at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit.

Take advantage of whatever space you have and make it productive using the Square Foot Gardening method. Thought having a vegetable garden would be too much work, take too much time and take up way too much space? The Arboretum will show you how to become a successful gardener and grow a bountiful harvest in less space, in less time and with less work. Workshop takes place Wednesday, January 25, 10-11am.

Next month, learn to identify garden pests, and protect your crops using organic and environmentally friendly gardening methods. This Integrated Pest Management workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 am–11:00 am and Saturday, February 25, 11:30 am–12:30 pm. Choose the day and time best for you.

The third workshop in the Arboretum’s Square Foot Gardening winter series gets you growing! Starting your vegetables from seeds is both rewarding and economical. Learn the basics of seed starting in an informative and hands-on Seed Starting Basics workshop Saturday, March 25, 11:30 am–12:30 pm and Wednesday, March 29, 10:00 am-11:00 am. Attend the day that fits your schedule best.

Register for the Square Foot Gardening workshops at reeves-reedarboretum.org or call Althea Llewellyn, 908-273-8787, x1920.

The Arboretum continues its Talking Garden lecture series this winter as well. Join Director of Horticulture, Marc Montefusco, for two informative horticultural topics: More Sex in the Garden, an updated version of his discussion of reproduction, genetics and evolution, Wednesday, February 15, 7-8:30 pm, and The Natives are Restless, an introduction to new and exciting forms of North American woody plants, Wednesday, March 15, 7-8:30 pm. Register at reeves-reedarboretum.org or call Doreen Schindler, 908-273-8787, x1010.
And if you are looking for garden design inspiration, join Reeves-Reed Arboretum on their annual trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Thursday, March 16. This year’s theme is HOLLAND: Flowering the World. Tickets, including roundtrip transportation, are available at reeves-reedarboretum.org or call Joyce Zemsky, 908-273-8787, x1414.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, located at 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, is a 13.5 acre non-profit public garden and is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The Arboretum grounds are open 365 days a year, free of charge. For information regarding programming, workshops, classes, environmental education, special events, art exhibits, rentals

This item was submitted by Doreen Schindler.

Article source: http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2017/01/reeves-reed_arboretum_can_help.html

Gottfried to hold native plant sale

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Article source: http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/local/action-advertiser/2017/01/20/gottfried-hold-native-plant-sale/96724054/

Survey collects ideas for Old School Square’s future

Residents are passionate about the locations of the 100-foot Christmas tree and the green market, and permanent seating around Old School Square, among other topics, according to a live survey conducted in Delray Beach Jan. 18.

More than 60 folks gathered at Fairfield Inn and Suites to give their input as to how Old School Square should be utilized. Delray Beach architects Jess Sowards and Choli Aronson and Nathan VanDeman, a landscape architect from TBG Partners in Fort Lauderdale, conducted a digital survey with the audience on Pollev.com/OSSMP.

The survey addressed everything from lighting to safety issues and whether or not the space was being used to its full potential.

“We’re prioritizing what Delray citizens want through this interactive survey,” Sowards said. “We understand Old School Square is a very important site to many people. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and it’s the most highly attended site locally.”

Dog seriously injured after being thrown off Singer Island bridge

Caption Dog seriously injured after being thrown off Singer Island bridge

Officials say the Jack Russell terrier-mix plunged approximately 40-to-50 feet, suffering serious injuries (WPEC-Ch. 12).

Officials say the Jack Russell terrier-mix plunged approximately 40-to-50 feet, suffering serious injuries (WPEC-Ch. 12).

Deputy whose car, clothes were taken to pay jury award will get back his belongings, judge rules

Caption Deputy whose car, clothes were taken to pay jury award will get back his belongings, judge rules

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer told two federal marshals in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon to make arrangements for the “expeditious return of his property” and that there would be “no further seizures at [his] residence.”

 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer told two federal marshals in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon to make arrangements for the “expeditious return of his property” and that there would be “no further seizures at [his] residence.”

 

Marshals seize Palm Beach deputy's car, clothes to help pay $22.4 million awarded in shooting

Caption Marshals seize Palm Beach deputy’s car, clothes to help pay $22.4 million awarded in shooting

Marshals have seized Deputy Adams Lin’s property who was found liable by a jury for shooting an unarmed man, leaving him paralyzed.

Marshals have seized Deputy Adams Lin’s property who was found liable by a jury for shooting an unarmed man, leaving him paralyzed.

Lamborghini driver says he is not to blame in crash that killed Uber driver

Caption Lamborghini driver says he is not to blame in crash that killed Uber driver

Roger Wittenberns says J. Gerald Smith is among those to blame for the crash in which Smith was killed. It’s part of the response filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court as part of a civil wrongful death lawsuit filed against Wittenberns on behalf of Smith’s wife.

Roger Wittenberns says J. Gerald Smith is among those to blame for the crash in which Smith was killed. It’s part of the response filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court as part of a civil wrongful death lawsuit filed against Wittenberns on behalf of Smith’s wife.

“Since this is such a highly attended site, we’re looking at the bigger picture for Old School Square,” Sowards said. “We’ve got very mature trees and a green space that surrounds the area. We have the challenge of finding the best balance.”

Fourteen categories were addressed on the survey in which participants were asked to list concerns by levels of importance. Lighting and landscaping ranked highest within the group.

“We’re trying to figure out what the priorities are and then pair them with cost,” Aronson said.

Upcoming meeting dates will discuss the analyzed data once the survey is done. The next meeting will take place March 13 at the Field House at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Then on April 17 a Delray Beach City Commission workshop will take place and on May 2, a commission presentation will be made in commission chambers at City Hall, 100 NW First Ave.

Survey takers were able to write in their own concerns or priorities for Old School Square at the conclusion of the presentation. Some of the anonymous write-in suggestions were creating interactive public art, making a cover for the pavilion, creating visual and pedestrian connectivity and adding bricks with donor names to the site.

“I’m here because I’m a concerned citizen,” said Delray Beach resident Cindi Freeburn, who co-owns green golf cart business Exhilaride. “I drive my golf cart all over Delray and I go to the green market. I’d like to see more diversity at our events in Delray.”

jkcox@tronc.com

Article source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/delray-beach/fl-drf-masterplan-0125-20170124-story.html

Roundup: Arizona pool builder staging promotional event

California Pools and Landscape Outdoor Living Project

Arizona company California Pools Landscape specializes in outdoor living.
Photo: California Pools Landscape

For Chandler, Arizona-based California Pools Landscape, a family-owned business operating since 1998, this Saturday is show time. The company will play host to its fourth annual “Outdoor Living Expo.”

While the event targets consumers, not landscaping companies, it’s an idea California Pools Landscape’s peers may want to emulate.

The company says Arizona’s top outdoor living design experts will be on hand to share their knowledge, design and landscaping ideas.

California Pools Landscape is staging the event outside its Chandler offices and will be joined by more than 30 vendors specializing in outdoor living. Exhibitors will be demonstrating the latest technology and trends in pool design, spas, landscaping and a variety of outdoor living products.

The expo is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and California Pools Landscape says they’ll have food trucks on site.

Hyundai CE Americas launches redesigned website

Visitors to Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas’ redesigned website may choose at the home page to enter either the construction equipment or forklift section of the site.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has redesigned its website, which covers both the company’s construction equipment and forklift businesses.

Video content includes machines at work and testimonials from successful Hyundai customers and dealerships.

“Hyundai is very excited to introduce this strong new resource for our customers and dealers,” said Corey Rogers, marketing manager for the company. “It’s designed to be very mobile friendly and easy to navigate so that our customers can easily find the right Hyundai model to fit their needs. We hope this new website will better define who we are as a company, a brand and a partner.”

You can check out the new site here.

Kenworth expands tire options for medium-duty T370

The Kenworth T370 is now available with a wider choice of wide base tires for applications requiring up to a 20,000-pound front axle rating.

Kenworth T370

Available in 385/65R22.5 sizes – from Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin – the tires were previously available only on all-wheel drive T370 steer axles with ratings up to 16,000 pounds.

The tires can now be ordered for new T370s with 16,000-, 18,000-, and 20,000-pound ratings for the non-drive front steer axle, and 44,000- and 46,000-pound ratings for the heavy-duty tandem-drive rear axles available from Meritor and Dana.

Article source: http://www.totallandscapecare.com/green-industry-news/roundup-pool-builder-hyundai-kenworth/

Outdoor Living Expo This Weekend Only

PHOENIX, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — California Pools Landscape will be holding their 4th Annual Outdoor Living Expo in Chandler on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. Arizona’s top outdoor living design experts share their knowledge, design and landscaping ideas to valley homeowners.

California Pools Landscape is holding a massive expo outside their Chandler Design Center with over 30 vendors specializing in crafting the perfect outdoor space. The exhibitors will be demonstrating the latest 2017 technology and trends in pool design, spas, landscaping and outdoor living products. Designers will be on site to help homeowners plan their next project. This will all take place at 4320 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler AZ 85226. The expo will be open to the public between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Food trucks, face painters and raffles will also be available to illuminate the fun family filled event. Come visit the perfect place to inspire your dreams in outdoor living.

“We are elated to provide a visionary event that allows valley homeowners to design and enhance their outdoor lifestyle.” – Jeremy Smith, CEO President.

California Pools Landscape started the Outdoor Living Expo as a way to help people create and identify their dream backyards. After all backyards are where memories are made! They did this first by building relationships with outdoor exhibitors and vendors to create a home show style of event that focuses strictly on the backyard. California Pools Landscape started as a small home business in 1988 and has expanded to be one to the top pool and landscape builders in Arizona. Being a family owned and operated company, they are able to focus on the customer and deliver only the highest quality product. California Pools Landscape pride themselves on creating custom outdoor spaces like no other!

About California Pools Landscape – Arizona
California Pools Landscape is family owned and operated in Arizona for over 28 years. They are the only pool and landscape company to be awarded the Better Business Bureau’s International Torch Award of Ethics. With over 26,000 pools build, they have zero ROC complaints as well as an A+ Accredited rating with the BBB. Being nationally recognized for their outdoor design capabilities is quite an honor but their top award is always a thrilled customer. For more information about California Pools Landscape please visit our website www.calpool.com or call (480) 345-0005.

Media Contact:
Nicole Shoppach
Event Coordinator
California Pools Landscape
(480)345-0005
142054@email4pr.com

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/outdoor-living-expo-this-weekend-only-300392739.html

Article source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/outdoor-living-expo-weekend-only-150400449.html

Ann Wright: January garden notes

As we wade through January, now is a good time to work on plans for early spring gardening. Because the ground is quite saturated right now, it’s not the best time to tramp down the garden beds — best to wait until the ground has dried up a little. In the meantime, there are a number of things that can be done indoors, or on nice dry days in the garden.

Here are some tips for winter:

Start putting garden plans to paper — this will help make decisions about what plantings will be accomplished in the coming months. For vegetable gardens, think about what you like to eat, and where in your garden it will do best.

For vegetable and ornamental gardens peruse the vast number of available seed catalogs, and begin making orders based on what has been planned, what space is available for growing, and how much time you have to spend. Review the description of the seed — look for disease resistance, germination rates and days to maturity. Look at local sources for seed adapted to our climate. This is also a good time to order summer blooming bulbs such as begonias, dahlia, gladiolus and lilies.

Shop local nurseries for bare root fruit trees, cane berries, strawberries, asparagus and ornamental trees. These can be planted in the next several weeks.

Conifer seedlings may also be planted in the ground now. This will help them establish a strong root system before the hot, dry months of summer.

For containers or protected flower beds, cool-weather plants such as calendula, candytuft (Iberis spp.) primrose (Primula spp.) and Iceland poppy (Papaver spp.) can be planted for winter color.

To plant in February, cool-season vegetables can be started indoors now. Some colorful nutritious choices include cabbage, kale and Swiss chard. To avoid “damping off” (the sudden death and withering or collapse of seedlings) be sure to use clean decontaminated pots and “pasteurized” seed starting mix. (Damping off is caused by fungal-like pathogens found in soil.) Plant seeds shallowly or as recommended on the seed packet, offer good ventilation and do not overwater the germinating seed and seedlings.

Seed starting mix may be purchased locally or a made at home using equal parts of vermiculite, peat moss and perlite. Alternatively, a mix of one part garden soil, one part sand and one part sphagnum peat moss can be sterilized by placing the mix in a 200 degree oven until the soil reaches 180 degrees for 30 minutes. (This may take about two hours.)

Once the seeds are planted, keep the soil moist by watering with a spray bottle. Maintain the minimum germination temperature listed with seed information. An electric seed mat may be used to keep the pots warm.

Provide at least six hours of bright light. If using florescent lights, use full-spectrum cool white grow lights.

Maintain good air circulation and carefully thin unwanted sprouts by pinching off at the stem — this will avoid pulling up other fragile roots.

Make sure you label what you have planted.

January is a good time to check fruit trees. After leaves have fallen, dormant oil spray can be applied to susceptible fruit trees and shrubs. Dormant oils have a wide range of activity against common pests such as scales, mites and aphids. If necessary, remove debris from under the tree before spraying. Spray the entire tree trunk, branches, twigs and the soil under the trees. (Delay spraying if the forecast includes rain or freezing temperatures.) Dormant oil spray can be applied again just before bud break, later as spring approaches. For more information about controlling pests in the home garden, consult the UC Davis IPM website: http://www.ipm.ucanr.edu . Select “Home, Garden, Turf and Landscape Pests” and search for either the type of plant, or the pest.

Join Master Gardeners at upcoming free public workshops starting in February. The first workshop of the season is “Deer Resistant Gardening/Landscaping in the Foothills” on Feb. 4. “Plan It! Growing Veggies 12 Months a Year” will be presented on Feb. 11. And, for newcomers to Nevada County, “So You Are New to Nevada County Gardening?” will be offered on Feb. 18. All workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge, 109 S. School St.

For more information about Nevada County Master Gardener’s activities, or to ask a question check the website at http://ncmg.ucanr.org. Master Gardeners are also available at the “Hotline” office at the Vets Hall, 255 S. Auburn St in Grass Valley. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Hotline number is 530-273-0919.

Ann Wright is a Nevada County Master Gardener.

Article source: http://www.theunion.com/entertainment/ann-wright-january-garden-notes/

Coastkeeper releases how-to guide for drought-tolerant landscaping

Orange County Coastkeeper, creator of the SmartScape program, announces the release of its new manual detailing how to manage all aspects of drought-tolerant landscaping, from planting to maintenance. For some Orange County residents, the excitement of switching to drought-tolerant landscaping quickly turns to concern because they don’t know how to maintain the new landscape. With Coastkeeper’s free manual, residents now have the expertise they need to successfully create and keep up water-wise works of art.

“It takes about two years for drought-tolerant landscaping to take root and become self-sustaining, but many landscaping professionals don’t let customers in on that secret,” says Ray Hiemstra, Coastkeeper’s associate director of programs. “Home and business owners are left with without the proper information to ensure bright, blooming gardens.”

The free manual, available in print and online in English and Spanish, is a new offering from Coastkeeper’s SmartScape program – which assists property owners, landscaping contractors, businesses and residents with every step of the landscape transformation process from identifying financial incentives and designing to installation and long-term management. By transforming turf grass-based landscaping into SmartScapes, residents can conserve water, eliminate dry-weather runoff, reduce maintenance costs and reduce carbon emissions.

A stellar example of the potential of drought-tolerant landscaping is on display at the Coastkeeper Garden. This unique, sustainable garden spotlights plants from six Southern California native habitats as well as drought-tolerant plants on 2.5-acres of land located adjacent to Santiago Canyon College.

To learn more and get started on your SmartScape, contact Ray Hiemstra at the Coastkeeper office at 714-850-1965 x 304 or ray@coastkeeper.org.

This article was released by the Orange County Coastkeeper.

Article source: http://www.oc-breeze.com/2017/01/20/95438_coastkeeper-releases-guide-drought-tolerant-landscaping/

West Jefferson property transfers, Dec. 21-Jan. 3, 2017

West Jefferson

Transfers for Dec. 21-Jan. 3

AVONDALE

Avondale Garden subdivision, lot 53, square 3: Donation, Joseph R. Davis to Terrell Davis.

Church St. 316: $90,400, Devin L. Addison and Leonard L. Addison to Nina T. Davis.

June Drive 184: $99,000, Pearl Homes Construction Company Inc. to Kuwanda K. Ellis.

Ruth Drive 936: Donation, Trung Q. Tran to Thien T. Pham.

BARATARIA

No further data: $139,076, Louis Hatty to Road Home Corp.

BRIDGE CITY

Oak Ave. 1012: $20,000, DK Ventures LLC to Walid Zahran.

GRAND ISLE

Gormley subdivision, lot 13, square 3: Donation, Peggy R. Zeiss to Adam B. Guillory.

Queen Bess Bay subdivision, lot 69: $215,000, Blake McDonald and Heidi McDonald to Ick J. Guidry.

Tiger Lane 104: $75,000, Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

GRETNA

Alexander Court 1625: $60,000, Gisela Benson to Jeremy I. Reed.

Alison Drive 1516: $205,000, Tristan J. Tensley and Megan P. B. Tensely to Tylond Haden.

Bellemeade Blvd. 650: $2,785,000, Bellemeade Apartments of Louisiana LLC to Timberland Investments LLC.

Cherrywood Drive 200: Donation, Mark E. Calamari to Erin K. Calamari.

Cooper Road 1924: $15,000, Thomas T. Turner Jr. and Linda K. Ditta to Rebecca Meaux.

Dupont Drive 2100: $6,000, First Horizon Home Loans and First Tennessee Bank National Association to Kenneth J. Hughes and Kim C. Hughes.

First St. 322: $260,000, Lucas B. St. Laurent and Kristin V. St. Laurent to Ryan Rodriguez and Alison R. Rodriguez.

Goucher St. 729: $190,000, Larry W. Dauphin Jr. to Archie L. Tate and Coslie W. Tate.

Howard St. 64: $108,000, Joann K. Olsen to Dari C. Dantin.

Jefferson Place subdivision, lot 21, square 2: $139,900, Steve K. Nelson and Adrian O. Isaac to I. Witty Investments LLC and Witty Investments LLC I..

Kingsway Drive E. 913: $158,000, CJ RE Investors LLC to Jade A. Colin.

Lafayette St. 301: $75,000, Impasrato Properties LLC to Dogris Properties LLC.

Mary Ann Place 29: Donation, Tonnell Holloway to Tamaka Holloway.

Matador Drive 816: $82,000, Chadwick C. Borden Sr. and Chantelle B. Borden to Brandon E. Breaux.

Mercedes Place 733: $41,500, Roy C. Kipker to Eric S. Kipker and Chandra W. Kipker.

Morningside Drive 548: $137,500, Michelle E. Stroud, Gene R. Esquerre and Genevieve A. Esquerre to Jimmy D. Brown Jr.

N. Wyndham Drive 1022: $270,000, Dustin L. Damron to Dina M. Dyer.

Riverview at Gretna condo, unit 303: $350,000, 1st Condo LLC to Michael E. Doyle.

Shadow Lake subdivision, lot 30A, square H: $169,500, Llouis LLC to Prospero D. Dalistan, Rosalie B. Dalistan and Bajada Dalistan.

Town Of McDonoghville subdivision, lot 18, square 103: $119,000, Jason L. Kennedy to Jacob L. Kennedy Jr.

Town Of McDonoghville subdivision, lot 9, square 83: $47,500, Earl L. Galle III, David P. Galle and Gregory G. Galle to Mogwai Enterprises LLC.

Vermillion Drive 22: Donation, Brandon J. Simoneaux and Trisha H. Simoneaux to Michael J. Melancon and Virginia C. Melancon.

Village Of Mechanicham subdivision, lot D, square 18: $90,000, Alfred A. Rogers and Kathleen B. Rogers to Tammy B. Mercier.

HARVEY

Dogwood Drive 1304: $5,800, Danny R. Hembree Jr. and Jessica S. Hembree to Victor L. Barbe III.

Dogwood Drive 1820: $96,000, Thien C. Luong and Mai Luong to Christi M. Rhoto, Timothy Rhoto and Christi R. Matherne.

Glenoak Drive 3812: $159,000, Jermaine R. Henderson to Shadi Abualia.

Harvey Canal subdivision, lot 13, square 43: $27,000, Sarkis Meguerditchian and Sossi Meguerditchian to Henry Fugon.

Harvey Canal subdivision, lot 19, square 60: $130,000, Jefferson Parish to Lee V. Faulkner Jr.

Lac Saint Pierre Drive 4257: $157,000, Sama Holdings LLC to House of Lincoln LLC.

Lake Timberland, lot 12, square G: $174,000, Rigo O. Estrada Jr. and Larisha T. Estrada to Darius G. Holmes Jr.

London Cross Road 1554: Donation, George Dubois to Rachel Meins.

Maplewood Park Addition 2. subdivision, lot 11: $73,333, Jose Martin and Francisco Martin to Maria Martin.

Matador St. 2153: $120,000, Julie B. Baugh and Dean S. Baugh to Erick D. Hernandez.

N. Indigo Drive 4048: $112,954, Matrix Financial Services Corporation to Secretary of Housing Urban Development.09.

North Indigo Drive 4045: $56,700, Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Mavis Larrimer.

Patricia Lane 3849: $139,900, Terry M. Petit and Dianne Petit to Janelle Ballard.

Rosewood Estate subdivision, lot 2: $50,000, Mohasa LLC to Westbank Muslim Association Inc..

Snowbird Drive 2253: $185,000, Daryl Jones and Deanna Dial Barthelemy LLC to Noel Scott and Arion Scott.

Timber Ridge subdivision, lot 8B2, square F: $78,674, Deutsche Bank National Trust NA to Sajea Inc.

West Friendship Drive 2808: $158,000, Chukwuma E. Eze to Haseeb M. Afaneh and Fasen H. Afaneh.

Woodmere 4. subdivision, lot 1156, square AA: $60,909, US Bank NA to Edgar Lorenti.

Woodmere Blvd. 2405: $144,000, Ricky Phan and Yen V. H. Phan to Danielle M. Wilson.

Woodmere Blvd. 2453: Donation, Jerry Givens to Thelma D. Brooks.

LAFITTE

Fleming Plantation subdivision, lot X-I-Y: $295,000, Clarence P. Matherne and Royale Matherne to Rusty M. Otero and Mandy Otero.

No further data: $130,000, Lafitte Frozen Foods Corp. to Tony W. LLC.

MARRERO

Acadiana Trace 2660: $294,080, JBL Properties Ltd to Gary L. Stewart and Brittany R. Stewart.

Acadiana Trace 2756: $336,950, JBL Properties Ltd to Terry J. Fernandez and Patty B. Fernandez.

Allyson Lane 2525: $209,900, DSLD Homes LLC to Daniel P. Cox and Leah O. Cox.

Ames Farm parcel 3-1: $778, Ames Farm Land Company Inc. to Jefferson Parish Council.

Ames Farms B, parcel B23 B1A2: $1,500,000, Stothert Properties LLC to El Paso Mexican Properties LLC, .

Ames Farms, parcel 8-2: $15,793, Bellsouth Telecommunications LLC to Jefferson Parish Council.

Anchor Drive 2625: $179,105, DSLD Homes LLC to John D. Richards.

Artesa Drive 1260: $245,000, Ty V. Nguyen and Loan T. Nguyen to Frank T. Nguyen.

Avenue A. 1018: Donation, Morris T. Guidry Jr. to M. Guidry Property Investments LLC.

Avenue A. 718: $85,000, Curtis Berkesch to Alyssa L. Prejean.

Avenue B. 611: $74,690, Frank Roberts and Beatrice S. Roberts to Dalton C. Farrington and Amanda L. Ferguson.

Barataria Park subdivision, lot 21: $46,500, Barataria Park LLC to Justin M. Dauphin.

Bayou Boeuf Drive 2712: $128,000, RPM Ventures LLC to Jamal A. Washington Sr. and Crystal J. H. Washington.

Bayou Teche Drive 2804: $136,500, Chad A. Dusang and Kristen M. Romback to Amber L. Durel.

Bent Tree Blvd. 2585: $199,900, DSLD Homes LLC to Travis V. Berkesch.

Bent Tree Park Phase IV subdivision, lot 25, square 1: $966,000, SJL Bent Tree Inc. to DSLD Homes LLC.

Burnley Drive 1737: Donation, Shirley B. Davis, Joseph R. Davis Sr., Shirley D. Baker and Joseph Davis to Eric Davis.

Candlelight Court 1057: $137,000, Germaine F. Preatto to Grace A. Jasmin.

Cardinal Drive 2953: $89,500, Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Tammy B. Mercier.

Delta Point Drive 2532: $123,470, US Bank NA to Ronald Peterson.

Dimarco Drive 1046: $37,000, Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Jerry Kaywood IV.

Doreen Lane 2913: $10, Secretary of Housing Urban Development to Lam H. Tran.

Elm Lawn Drive 2729: $236,000, Michael A. Lachute and Regina M. Lachute to Robert J. Sanchez.

Erin Drive 2772: $100,000, Roy D. Hornbeck to Connor G. Ursin.

Field St. 6200: $22,000, Linh T. T. Nguyen to Brandon Q. Nguyen and Novelyne N. Nguyen.

Glasco St. 5829: $45,000, US Bank National Association to CF Investment Group LLC.

Highland Drive 5133: $149,900, Craig Szewczyk and Crystal B. Szewczyk to Sydnee E. Delger and Brandon T. Greco.

Long Branch Drive 2505: $140,000, Daniel Boutte and Sandra B. Boutte to Michael J. Miller and Sandi B. Miller.

Long Branch Drive 2700: $169,000, Christopher T. Bass and Ann Huston to Roger R. Raymond III and Gina Raymond.

Marrero Addition subdivision, lot X, square 23: $36,000, Joycelyn A. Daigle Irrevocable Trust to Lindsey H. Daigle and Mary K. M. Daigle.

Michael St. 1204: Donation, Tina M. Terrebonne to Robert W. Terrebonne and Laura A. Terrebonne.

Mount Kennedy Drive 3040: $54,000, HSBC Bank USA NA to KD Homes LLC.

Mount Revarb Court 5176: Donation, Cha S. Kim to Joan E. Lee.

Nature Drive 3112: $113,000, Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc. to Dewey T. Waguespack Jr. and Sheila T. Waguespack.

Oak Bayou Ave. 5105: $117,000, Construction Consulting Services LLC to Cynthia Butler.

Page St. 5129: $69,000, Cathryn O. Godfrey and Walter H. Godfrey Jr. to Lan K. Nguyen and Quoc P. Thinh.

Park Shore Drive 4464: $181,900, DSLD Homes LLC to Richard K. Whitefield and Karolina B. Whitefield.

Park Shore Drive 4484: $164,900, DSLD Homes LLC to Yolanda J. Hayes.

Pelican Bay subdivision, lot 13, square 2: Donation, Jonathan B. Larsen to Samantha R. Larsen.

Plantation Estates subdivision, lot 7, square 16: Donation, Thanh V. Tran and Lien H. T. N. Tran to Lien H. T. Nguyen.

Regina Coeli Court 4009: $62,000, Linh T. T. Nguyen to Brandon Q. Nguyen and Novelyne N. Nguyen.

Saddlerroad 419-421: $78,000, Joseph P. Romano to Michael J. Fahrenholt Jr. and Lillie Fahrenholt.

Sand Bar Lane 2625: Donation, Anh T. T. Nguyen to Brandon Q. Nguyen and Novelyne N. Nguyen.

Towering Oaks Ave. 5188: $156,000, Laura C. Oubre to Kimberly A. G. Skinner.

Vermillion 2632: Donation, Secretary of Housing Urban Development to Carol L. Nguyen.

Village of Marrero subdivision, lot 18, square P: Donation, Patio Gardens Landscaping Inc. to MNW LLC.

Village Of Marrero subdivision, lot 3, square 6: Donation, Ethel T. Alleman to Armand J. Alleman Jr.

West Pearl Drive 2521: $160,000, Josette Edmond to William King and Bennara Norman.

Wichers Drive 4809: Donation, Wichers Development LLC to PS DIS LLC.

TERRYTOWN

Avenue Mont Martre 2466: Donation, Hacienda Construction of Louisiana LLC to Terry A. Mars.

Cherry Blossom Lane 314: $125,000, Marsha Fasullo to Stephen J. May.

Terrytown 8. D. subdivision, lot 43, square 132: $73,500, Mellon Bank of New York to Hector Delacruz and Sandra Cruz.

Terrytown 8. subdivision, lot 3, square 139: $145,000, Phong N. Dang and Larry Nguyen to John Lee and Cuc T. T. Lee.

WAGGAMAN

Blossom Court 325: Donation, Juanita C. Cloudet to Nghana Lewis Gauff LLC.

Daffodil Lane 108: $10, Secretary of Housing Urban Development to Dunn Homes LLC.

Davenport St. 22: Donation, Heather R. M. Juraszek to Glen P. Juraszek Jr.

Live Oak Manor subdivision, lot 87, square 17: Donation, Bank Of America NA to Secretary of Housing Urban Development.

WESTWEGO

Avenue E. 1164: $135,000, Robert Billiot to Andrew Chighizola.

Cedre Drive 1054: $178,000, Karl W. Gauthier to Sky L. Jackson and Darren P. Rivere Jr.

Dialita Drive 160: $56,176, Virginia D. Glaub and Ralph G. Glaub to Michael D. Glaub.

Harang Plantation, parcels 1-4 and 1-6: $59,560, Kathleen C. Carter, Karen L. Knight and Kitchen Sink LLC to Jefferson Parish Council.

Harang Plantation, parcels 1-6: $2,875, Roy J. Gatusso II, Sara E. McHale, Charles E. McHale Jr Testamentary Trust, Edward J. Puneky, Molly Peperone Punkey Trust, Grace Blanchard and Anna R. Gattuso to Jefferson Parish Council.

Richelle St. 44: $88,900, Alan P. Villavasso Sr., Stephen J. Villavasso and Alan P. Villavasso Jr. to Stacy Utley.

Southern Court 117: Donation, Tairyon T. Sorrels to Herbert Simmopns.

Victory subdivision, lot 17, square B: $82,000, Diana P. Redd to Ronald G. Schwary.

West Drive St. 614: $100,000, First National Bank USA to Cesar E. Carcamo and Maria E. T. Carcamo.

Whitehouse Extension subdivision, lot AA, square 69: Donation, Antonio K. Arsenaux and Randolph J. Arsenaux Jr. to Pellerins La Petite Shoppes LLC.

Whitehouse Plantation, ptl 38 39, square 3: $5,500, Edwina Bouvier to Ulysse J. Toups Jr.

Article source: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/entertainment_life/home_garden/article_baa35652-dc20-11e6-ac96-1f144efd8798.html

Gardening Tips: Camelias bring colour to dark winter days

If your garden is in a mild location in the UK then snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils will begin to show their heads in February.

But beware – the weather is changeable and can still be bring days that are extremely cold and full of frost.

Time, therefore, to give your garden a little bit of love with a quick tidy up.

And you could also start sowing seeds and planting – weather permitting.

Growing your own plants from seeds is one of the most rewarding and economical ways of getting your garden going after the winter months.

For grow your own gardeners February is all about cultivating and prepare seed beds (if the ground isn’t frozen) and covering them with clear polythene, cloches or fleece to warm up the soil before sowing.

From mid-February you can sow tomato and cucumber seeds for growing in greenhouses, and plant out garlic and shallots in light soils.

This is also your last chance to winter prune apples, pears and autumn fruiting raspberries and to plant bare-rooted raspberries.

A simple garden solution for February is to make a mini woodland glade in your garden.

If you haven’t any dappled garden shade you are missing out on some amazing plants.

Plant a couple of small trees such as weeping willow and twisted hazel – add lots of leaf mould to the ground to make these woodland natives feel at home.

Then plant some hellebores, a couple of pots of dwarf daffodils and some native cyclamen into the ground and fill in the gaps with ferns. Finish the whole thing off with a covering of bark chippings.

Another woodland plant to consider, that does best when planted in a sheltered or shady position, is the Camellia.

It’s also ideal for the romantics among you looking for a floral gift for your loved one as the fragrant Camellia represents desire, passion and perfection.

Camellias are also one of the best garden plants to use for adding a real splash of colour in the dark winter months.

They are a wonderful plant to grow in the garden or a container.

They can be grown in a more exposed position if watered carefully and thrive in a free draining spot with plenty of humus in the surrounding soil.

Depending on the variety, you can have flowering from November through to April and the range of colours is vast, from light pinks to dark reds and stunning whites with single, double and other flower forms.

As it gets towards the end of January and into February, prune large flowering clematis right back to a strong bud and divide and re-plant snowdrops.

If the weather is dry, keep an eye on evergreens in containers and make sure they are watered regularly.

Once winter flowering jasmine has blossomed, cut out dead steams, trim back new shoots and tie back the new growth.

For the maximum show of flowers later in the year, cut back summer flowering shrubs such as buddleia, lavateria and hardy fuchsia.

Deadhead winter flowering pansies to keep them blooming and, depending on frosts, prune roses, climbers and hardy evergreens.

Article source: http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/lifestyle/gardening-tips-camelias-bring-colour-to-dark-winter-days-1-8337797

Colour and scent: Alan Titchmarsh’s tips on growing hyacinths

Let’s go back to the beginning. If you are growing your own bowlfuls of hyacinths, make sure they are all the same colour, as different varieties flower at slightly different times.

Better still, plant the bulbs in single three-inch flowerpots and group them together in a larger bowl as they are coming up to flower – that way you can pick those that are at the same stage of development.

After potting up in autumn (and you need not use bulb fibre – ordinary multipurpose compost will do) the bulbs need to be put in a cool, dark, place for about eight weeks.

The airing cupboard and the cupboard under the stairs are likely to be too warm but a well-insulated loft is fine, or a shed or a garage.

Article source: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/garden/755648/How-to-grow-hyacinths